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MuniNet Guide

Introduced in March 1997 as a subscription-based, monthly print newsletter, MuniNet Guide & Review was originally designed to help state and local governments and the municipal finance community navigate the then-uncharted territory of the Internet. Its early focus was on guiding users to relevant, reputable online resources, as well as highlighting elements of a quality municipal or government-related website.

The MuniNetGuide.com website was launched in late 1999, at which time it became available to the public free of charge. Its tagline, “your hub for municipal-related research” guided its evolution over the next 20+ years, as it became a valuable resource for an increasingly wider audience, including citizens, students, researchers and other civic-minded groups and individuals.

With a heavy accent on municipal finance, MuniNet Guide provided cutting-edge, difficult-to-locate articles and commentary on the municipal bond market, state and local government issuers, fiscal distress, public pensions and municipal bankruptcy.

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State of California; $2.2 billion in General Obligation Bonds

- by Robert Crump The State of California is expected to issue $2.2 billion in General Obligation Bonds this week. The negotiated sale is scheduled for March 10th with an amortization schedule between 2021 and 2050 and Citigroup and RBC and joint senior managers....

State of New Hampshire; $80 Million in Capital Improvement Bonds

- by Robert Crump The State of New Hampshire is scheduled to issue $80 million in Capital Improvement Bonds this week. The competitive sale is scheduled for February 20th with an amortization period between 2020 and 2039. Proceeds from the sale of the Bonds will be...

Tarrant County; $193 Million in Hospital Revenue Bonds

- by Robert Crump The Tarrant County Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation (the Corporation) is expected to issue $193 million in Hospital Revenue Bonds this week. The negotiated sale is scheduled for February 6th with J.P. Morgan as the lead manager....

Vermont Bond Bank; $22 Million in College System Bonds

- by Robert Crump The Vermont Bond Bank (VBB) is scheduled to issue $22 million in State College System Bonds this week. Series 2020A is scheduled for a negotiated sale with Morgan Stanley as Senior Manager. Proceeds from the sale of the Bonds will be used to...

City of Chicago; $346 Million in General Obligation Bonds

- by Robert Crump The City of Chicago is scheduled to issue $346 million in General Obligation (GO) Bonds this week. The Refunding Series 2020A is a negotiated sale with J.P. Morgan as lead managers and a pricing date of January 15th. Series 2020A Bonds have a fixed...

Chronically Late Municipal Bond Audits Further Delayed in FY 2018

By Richard A. Ciccarone, President of Merritt Research Services, an Investortools, Inc. Company Every year since 2007, Merritt Research Services1 (Merritt Research) reports the time it takes for municipal bond borrowers to complete their annual financial audits. The...